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The United Nations has asked Japan for a small aircraft to be at its disposal for transport assistance in Iraq, the U.N. deputy special representative for Iraq has said.

“One small plane of 20 seats at full-time disposal of the U.N. in Iraq would do miracles, because we would be able to quickly move without having to wait days for the coalition,” Staffan de Mistura said after talks with Japanese officials Monday in Tokyo.

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